Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Visit the 9 Burmese refugee camps in Thailand (& be around to see them close)! (read all 2 entries…)

There are 9 camps along the thai burma border totaling around half a million people living in shabby bamboo houses, minor rations and low quality rice, unable to move freely because they do not have identity, and many who have witnessed violence and horrific occurances back in their homelands. I have been fortunate enough to visit 2 so far – both wildly different, the peoples mentality and situation especially, as well as access to education, health care etc.
This goal is for my curiosity, but it is something i will only do legitimately – i have heard of some tourists turning up and walking in some(Mae la esp. as its along a main road) and i don’t feel that wandering around would do anyone any good, but i hope to work along the border long enough to get the opportunity to help out and visit the others….

Heres a map of the settlements


undercover_laura has gotten 2 cheers on this entry.


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